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Microsoft signs cloud-computing partnership with Box – The Seattle Times

Microsoft and Box, which builds on-demand file storage and sharing tools, will work on new links between their products and jointly sell some tools.

Seattle Times technology reporter

Microsoft and file-storage startup Box have signed a deal to sell each others products, the latest blurring of the lines between friends and rivals in the growing business of cloud-computing.

Box builds web-based file storage and management tools, services that compete head-to-head with Microsofts own OneDrive and Sharepoint.

Despite that rivalry, the companies have agreed to jointly sell Box services and elements of Microsofts Azure cloud-computing platform, they said on Tuesday.

The companies say their engineering teams are also working on building more links between their products, including adding Azure to the Box Zones program. That effort lets Box customers opt to store their content in specific areas of Azures massive global network of data centers. (Box Zones already includes Azure rivals Amazon Web Services and IBM).

Cloud-computing has made some partnerships that would have seemed bizarre in the world of out-of-the-box business software of a generation ago. Microsoft, during its dominance of the personal computer heyday, developed a reputation for pushing customers to use its range of products at all costs, and shunning those developed by others.

But as the company prioritizes growth in its Azure cloud-computing platform, which enables other companies to build services on Microsofts network of data centers and rented software services, the Redmond firm has abandoned some of its scorched earth tactics. The company, analysts say, is betting that customers who plug into the cloud will demand that the products they use work well with those of other technology vendors.

Box, based in Redwood City, Calif., began as a startup founded by a pair of college students in Mercer Island. The company is among a slate of startups born in the cloud era that has thrived by building on-demand, web-based tools that replicate or improve on programs companies used to run from their own servers. Box held an initial public offering in 2015, and had sales of $425 million during the most recent 12-month period.

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Cloud Computing: Moving Desktops to the Cloud – DABCC.com

Cloud desktops are here already!

After years of promise, last year was a banner year for Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).

In January 2016, Citrix led the trend with its Citrix Cloud message at Citrix Summit. Later in 2016, Citrix announced a partnership with Microsoft to replace Azure RemoteApp and their direct support in XenApp and Xen Desktop for both AWS and Azure. Amazon, VMware, and Azure all made Desktop-as-a-Service announcements in 2016. And in August, Gartner stated that they expect that by 2019, 50% of new VDI users will be deployed on DaaS platforms.

Despite all the new vendor capabilities, most organizations have decided to put off DaaS, planning one last refresh of their on-premises desktops and VDI infrastructure.

Why are organizations putting off cloud computing (DaaS)?

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The weird science of quantum computing, communications and encryption – C4ISR & Networks

Ever heard of quantum entanglement? If you havent, dont feel bad. As I have written about before, quantum theory is the abstract basis of modern physics. It explains the nature and behavior of how matter acts.

Albert Einstein discovered quantum entanglement in 1935.He said it is “spooky action at a distance.”It examines how one quantum particle could affect one another, and that effect is faster than the speed of light. It is one of those advanced/emerging technologies that has been around for a while and is really beginning to show promise.

It should be noted that this is just one of a number of Chinas strategic initiatives to develop new technology that will create an extremely secure, ultrahigh-speed, quantum-based global communications network. Researchers in several countries, such as the U.S., Canada and Singapore (as well as Google), are also working on a broad spectrum of quantum theory applications including quantum encryption.

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Berkeley Lab Intern Finds Her Way in Particle Physics – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Intern Katherine Dunne with mentor Maurice Garcia-Sciveres. (Credit: Marilyn Chung/Berkeley Lab)

As a high school student in Birmingham, Alabama, Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Research (BLUR) intern Katie Dunne first dreamed of becoming a physicist after reading Albert Einsteins biography, but didnt know anyone who worked in science. I felt like the people who were good at math and science werent my friends, she said. So when it came time for college, she majored in English, and quickly grew dissatisfied because it wasnt challenging enough. Eventually, she got to know a few engineers, but none of them were women, she recalled.

She still kept physics in the back of her mind until she read an article about The First Lady of Physics, Chien-Shiung Wu, an experimental physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, and later designed the Wu experiment, which proved that the conservation of parity is violated by weak interactions. Two male theorists who proposed parity violation won the 1957 Nobel Prize in physics, and Wu did not, Dunne said. When I read about her, I decided that thats what I want to do design experiments.

Katie Dunne, left, and mentor Maurice Garcia-Sciveres. (Credit: Marilyn Chung/Berkeley Lab)

So she put physics front and center, and about four years ago, transferred as a physics major to the City College of San Francisco. With Silicon Valley nearby, there are many opportunities here to get work experience in instrumentation and electrical engineering, Dunne said. In the summers of 2014 and 2015, she landed internships in the Human Factors division at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, where she streamlined the development of a printed circuit board for active infrared illumination.

But it wasnt until she took a class in modern physics when she discovered her true passion particle physics. When we got to quantum physics, it was great. Working on the problems of quantum physics is exciting, she said. Its so elegant and dovetails with math. Its the ultimate mystery because we cant observe quantum behavior.

When it came time to apply for her next summer internship in 2016, instead of reapplying for a position at NASA, she googled ATLAS, the name of a 7,000-ton detector for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Her search drummed up an article about Beate Heinemann, who, at the time, was a researcher with dual appointments at UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab and was deputy spokesperson of the ATLAS collaboration. (Heinemann is also one of the 20percent of female physicists working on the ATLAS experiment.)

When Dunne contacted Heinemann to ask if she would consider her for an internship, she suggested that she contact Maurice Garcia-Sciveres, a physicist at Berkeley Lab whose research specializes in pixel detectors for ATLAS, and who has mentored many students interested in instrumentation.

Garcia-Sciveres invited Dunne to a meeting so she could see the kind of work that they do. I could tell I would get a lot of hands-on experience, she said. So she applied for her first internship with Garcia-Sciveres through the Community College Internship (CCI) program which, like the BLUR internship program, is managed by Workforce Development & Education at Berkeley Lab and started to work with his team on building prototype integrated circuit (IC) test systems for ATLAS as part of the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) Project, an international collaboration headed by CERN to increase the LHCs luminosity (rate of collisions) by a factor of 10 by 2020.

A quad module with a printed circuit board (PCB) for power and data interface to four FE-I4B chips. Dunne designed the PCB. (Credit: Katie Dunne/Berkeley Lab)

For the ATLAS experiment, we work with the Engineering Division to build custom electronics and integrated circuits for silicon detectors. Our work is focused on improving the operation, testing, and debugging of these ICs, said Garcia-Sciveres.

During Dunnes first internship, she analyzed threshold scans for an IC readout chip, and tested their radiation hardness or threshold for tolerating increasing radiation doses at the Labs 88-Inch Cyclotron and at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Berkeley Lab is a unique environment for interns. They throw you in, and you learn on the job. The Lab gives students opportunities to make a difference in the field theyre working in, she said.For the ATLAS experiment, we work with the Engineering Division to build custom electronics and integrated circuits for silicon detectors. Our work is focused on improving the operation, testing, and debugging of these ICs, said Garcia-Sciveres.

For Garcia-Sciveres, it didnt take long for Dunne to prove she could make a difference for his team. Just after her first internship at Berkeley Lab, the results from her threshold analysis made their debut as data supporting his presentation at the 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) in August 2016. The results were from her measurements, he said. This is grad student-level work shes been doing. Shes really good.

Katie Dunne delivers a poster presentation in spring 2017. (Credit: Marilyn Chung/Berkeley Lab)

After the conference, Garcia-Sciveres asked Dunne to write the now published proceedings (he and the other authors provided her with comments and suggested wording). And this past January, Dunne presented Results of FE65-P2 Stability Tests for the High Luminosity LHC Upgrade during the HL-LHC, BELLE2, Future Colliders session of the American Physical Society (APS) Meeting in Washington, D.C.

This summer, for her third and final internship at the Lab, Dunne is working on designing circuit boards needed for the ATLAS experiment, and assembling and testing prototype multi-chip modules to evaluate system performance. She hopes to continue working on ATLAS when she transfers to UC Santa Cruz as a physics major in the fall, and would like to get a Ph.D. in physics one day. I love knowing that the work I do matters. My internships and work experience as a research assistant at Berkeley Lab have made me more confident in the work Im doing, and more passionate about getting things done and sharing my results, she said.

Goherefor more information about internships hosted by Workforce Development & Education at Berkeley Lab, or contact them ateducation@lbl.gov.

This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) under the Community College Internship (CCI) program.

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Physicists make quantum leap in understanding life’s nanoscale … – Phys.Org

June 27, 2017 UQ’s Mr Nicolas Mauranyapin, Professsor Warwick Bowen and Dr Lars Madsen. Credit: University of Queensland

A diagnostic technique that can detect tiny molecules signalling the presence of cancer could be on the horizon.

The possibility of an entirely new capability for detecting cancer at its earliest stages arises from University of Queensland physicists applying quantum physics to single molecule sensing for the first time.

Australian Research Council Future Fellow Professor Warwick Bowen said the research reported in Nature Photonics this week demonstrated how quantum technologies could revolutionise the study of life’s “nanoscale machinery, or biological motor molecules”.

“Motor molecules encode our genetic material, create the energy our cells use to function, and distribute nutrients at a sub-cellular level,” Professor Bowen said.

“Unlike methods currently available, the technique helps us observe the behaviour of single biomolecules without large-label particles or damaging light intensities.”

PhD student Nicolas Mauranyapin said motor molecules drove all of life’s primary functions, but scientists did not yet completely understand their workings.

“Our research opens a new door to study motor molecules in their native state, at the nanoscale,” Mr Mauranyapin said.

Project researcher Dr Lars Madsen said the project applied techniques used to detect gravitational waves from black holes in outer space to the nanoscale super small world of molecular biology.

“The techniques required to detect extremely faint signals produced by distant black holes were developed over decades,” Dr Madsen said.

“Our research translates this technological development over to the biosciences and offers the possibility of a new biomedical diagnostics technique capable of detecting the presence of even a single cancer marker molecule.”

Researchers from five countries – Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, France and Pakistan were involved in the project.

It is funded by the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research, which aims to use the technique to help understand stress on pilot behaviour at the sub-cellular level.

The project is part of the University of Queensland Precision Sensing Initiative, a joint initiative of the schools of Mathematics and Physics and of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

It was supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, which aims to develop next-generation quantum technologies for future Australian industries.

Explore further: UQ, partners taking computing out of this world

More information: N. P. Mauranyapin et al. Evanescent single-molecule biosensing with quantum-limited precision, Nature Photonics (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2017.99

University of Queensland researchers have partnered with global technology leader Lockheed Martin to develop next generation computers for aerospace applications.

A new nanoscale sensor has been developed that can help detect cytokinesmolecules that play a critical role in cellular response to infection, inflammation, trauma and disease.

(Phys.org)A team of Australian scientists has developed a powerful microscope using the laws of quantum mechanics to probe the inner workings of living cells.

Next-generation sensors to be used in fields as diverse as mineral exploration and climate change will be turbo boosted thanks to University of Queensland and University of Sussex research.

A team of theoretical physicists has proposed a way to simulate black holes on an electronic chip. Additionally, the technology used to create these lab-made black holes may be useful for quantum technologies. The researchers …

Quantum mechanics rules. It dictates how particles and forces interact, and thus how atoms and molecules workfor example, what happens when a molecule goes from a higher-energy state to a lower-energy one. But beyond the …

A diagnostic technique that can detect tiny molecules signalling the presence of cancer could be on the horizon.

A new strategy for sending acoustic waves through water could potentially open up the world of high-speed communications activities underwater, including scuba diving, remote ocean monitoring, and deep-sea exploration.

Deep within solids, individual electrons zip around on a nanoscale highway paved with atoms. For the most part, these electrons avoid one another, kept in separate lanes by their mutual repulsion. But vibrations in the atomic …

At the moment they come together, the individual grains in materials like sand and snow appear to have exactly the same probability of combining into any one of their many billions of possible arrangements, researchers have …

An international team of researchers, working at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley, fabricated an atomically thin material and measured its exotic and durable …

Using an off-the-shelf camera flash, researchers turned an ordinary sheet of graphene oxide into a material that bends when exposed to moisture. They then used this material to make a spider-like crawler and claw robot that …

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Donald Trump, Theresa May, Angela Merkel: Your Tuesday Briefing – New York Times

Republican support for the Senate health care bill is falling, after a report predicted 22 million people would lose insurance. Here are some key takeaways.

Undocumented immigrants in the United States appear to be avoiding medical treatment, out of fear they might be deported.


In Britain, the Conservatives signed a deal with Northern Irelands Democratic Unionist Party that will allow Prime Minister Theresa May to govern, after she lost her majority in the recent general election.

And Mrs. May pledged that E.U. citizens currently living legally in Britain would not be asked to leave the country after its exit from the bloc.

Separately, the authorities are racing to identify and evacuate dozens of high-rises wrapped in the same kind of combustible cladding as Grenfell Tower in London, where a fire killed at least 79 people.

A regulatory gap allowed the claddings American manufacturer to sell the product for use in towers in Britain, despite a ban in the U.S.


Climate conundrum: The amount of carbon dioxide humans are pumping into the air seems to have stabilized but data gathered at the worlds monitoring stations (like the one above in Australia) shows that excess carbon dioxide is still on the rise.

One terrifying possibility is that the worlds natural sponges for the greenhouse gas, like the ocean, are no longer able to keep up.


We bring you news of the great male skirt rebellion of 2017.

French bus drivers suffering through last weeks heat wave were among the men conducting a sartorial revolt against dress codes barring shorts.

Our top fashion critic says the design crowd actually seems to be far more comfortable with skirts than shorts on men. Odds are, we are going to see more of it, she predicts. Employers had better get ready.


Finally, The New York Times has set up the Reader Center, a forum for our journalists to speak directly to you about our coverage.

In one of the first such posts, a top editor addresses a frequent complaint that we are overly focused on U.S. politics.

You can contact the Reader Center at nytnews@nytimes.com.


European Union officials are expected to issue a record fine of at least $1.2 billion against Google as soon as today for breaking the regions competition rules. Above, Margrethe Vestager, the blocs competition chief.

There was widespread criticism of Italys decision to use billions in taxpayer money to wind down two banks, and of the E.U.s swift approval.

American hedge funds are taking their aggressive strategies to Europe, where companies have fewer tools to thwart activist investors.

Amazons newest Echo smart speaker has a touch screen.

Heres a snapshot of global markets.

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany softened her opposition to gay marriage, saying Conservative lawmakers could deviate from the partys position in a future vote of conscience. [Deutsche Welle]

In France, a court rejected a request to establish a shelter for migrants but ordered the local authorities to allow the distribution of aid. [France 24/Le Monde]

In Moscow, a jury could soon reach a verdict in the trial of five men accused of killing Boris Nemtsov, a leading Russian opposition figure, in 2015. [TASS]

A Swedish tourist kidnapped by Islamist militants in Mali in 2011 has returned home. A South African fellow traveler remains missing. [Radio Sweden]

Liu Xiaobo, the jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate, has been transferred to a hospital to be treated for late-stage cancer. [The New York Times]

In Brazil, President Michel Temer was charged with corruption. [The New York Times]

A court in Madrid ruled that exhuming Salvador Dals corpse was the only way to resolve a womans claim that she is the Surrealist painters daughter. [The New York Times]

Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.

Give biking to work a try. Start with our guide.

If you find yourself nodding off at your desk today, take a nap. Itll do wonders for your productivity.

Recipe of the day: A cucumber and yogurt salad sprinkled with dill and sour cherries is a great complement to a hearty main dish.

New Zealand won the Americas Cup, the most prestigious prize in yachting. The Kiwis took calculated risks to overcome tight budget constraints.

Thousands of patients may receive incorrect cancer diagnoses each year because of biopsy mix-ups. And heres how to make sense of shifting advice on prostate cancer screenings.

In the French village of Courances, about an hours drive south of Paris, a furniture designer and a restaurateur find silence (for her) and outstanding produce (for him).

Today is Seven Sleepers Day, which both celebrates an ancient legend and supposedly predicts the weather in the German-speaking parts of Europe.

The legend stretches back centuries. It involves a group of seven youths who escaped religious persecution by hiding in a cave, where they slept for hundreds of years before awakening.

More practically speaking, the days weather is thought to foretell conditions for the rest of the summer, similar to the way Groundhog Day predicts the arrival of spring in the U.S.

Above, a hiker on Herzogstand Mountain in southern Germany.

According to one saying, If Seven Sleepers is wet, it rains unceasingly. More precisely, if it rains on June 27, it will pour for seven weeks.

The days predictive power is helped, as Germanys weather service explains, by the jet stream, which stabilizes around this time, providing, with some variation, a consistent forecast.

(Confusing matters, the days name in German is Siebenschlfertag, but it did not get that name from Siebenschlfer, a word for a common European dormouse that hibernates for about seven months.)

Palko Karasz contributed reporting.


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How Donald Trump Misunderstood the FBI – New York Times

McCord had been carrying wiretapping gear at the Watergate. This was evidence of a federal crime the illegal interception of communications which meant the break-in was a case for the F.B.I. Wiretapping was standard practice at the F.B.I. under J. Edgar Hoover, who had ruled the bureau since 1924. But Hoover died six weeks before the Watergate break-in, and L. Patrick Gray, a lawyer at the Justice Department and a staunch Nixon loyalist, was named acting director. I dont believe he could bring himself to suspect his superiors in the White House a suspicion which was well within the Watergate investigating agents world by about the third or fourth week, Mindermann said.

A month after the break-in, Mindermann and a colleague named Paul Magallanes found their way to Judy Hoback, a Creep accountant. The interview at her home in suburban Maryland went on past 3 a.m. By the time Mindermann and Magallanes stepped out into the cool night air, they had learned from Hoback that $3 million or more in unaccountable cash was sloshing around at Creep, to finance crimes like the Watergate break-in. Both men sensed instinctively that people in the White House itself were involved, Magallanes, who is now 79 and runs an international security firm near Los Angeles, told me. Mindermann said he felt a dark dread that this is happening in our democracy. By 10:45 that morning, the agents had typed up a 19-page statement that laid out Creeps direct connections to Nixons inner circle.

Mindermann, the young ex-cop with five $27 department-store suits to his name, remembers the presidents men who stonewalled the investigation throughout 1972 and early 1973 as Ivy Leaguers in their custom-fitted finery these privileged boys born to be federal judges and Wall Street barons. They were gutless and completely self-serving. They lacked the ability to do the right thing. By late April 1973, however, the stonewalls were crumbling. On Friday, April 27, as Nixon flew off to Camp David for the weekend, mulling his dark future, the F.B.I. moved to secure White House records relevant to Watergate.

At 5:15 p.m., 15 agents arose from their dented metal desks in the Old Post Office building and marched in tight formation, fully armed, up Pennsylvania Avenue. On Monday, a highly agitated Nixon returned to the White House to find a skinny F.B.I. accountant standing watch outside a West Wing office. The president pushed him up against a wall and demanded to know how he had the authority to invade the White House. Mindermann laughed at the memory: What do you do, he said, when youre mugged by the president of the United States?

I take the president at his word that I was fired because of the Russia investigation, James Comey, the former F.B.I. director, said in June, testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee a month after his abrupt dismissal from his post by the president. Comey was referring to the account Trump gave in an NBC interview on May 11 and Comey fought back on the rest of the story as Trump told it. Trump, he said, chose to defame me and, more importantly, the F.B.I. by saying that the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly led, that the work force had lost confidence in its leader. Those were lies, plain and simple.

Trump, Comey said, had asked his F.B.I. director for his loyalty and that seemed to shock Comey the most. The F.B.I.s stated mission is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States not to protect the president. Trump seemed to believe Comey was dutybound to do his bidding and stop investigating the recently fired national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. The statue of Justice has a blindfold on because youre not supposed to be peeking out to see whether your patron is pleased or not with what youre doing, Comey said. It should be about the facts and the law.

Trump might have been less confused about how Comey saw his job if he had ever visited the F.B.I. director in his office. On his desk, under glass, Comey famously kept a copy of a 1963 order authorizing Hoover to conduct round-the-clock F.B.I. surveillance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was signed by the young attorney general, Robert F. Kennedy, after Hoover convinced John F. Kennedy and his brother that King had Communists in his organization a reminder of the abuses of power that had emanated from the desk where Comey sat.

One of historys great what-ifs is whether the Watergate investigation would have gone forward if Hoover hadnt died six weeks before the break-in. When Hoover died, Nixon called him my closest personal friend in all of political life. Along with Senator Joseph McCarthy, they were the avatars of anti-Communism in America. Hoovers F.B.I. was not unlike what Trump seems to have imagined the agency still to be: a law-enforcement apparatus whose flexible loyalties were bent to fit the whims of its director. In his half-century at the helm of the F.B.I., Hoover rarely approved cases against politicians. In the 1960s, he much preferred going after the civil rights and antiwar movements and their leaders, and his agents routinely broke the law in the name of the law.

In 1975, however, Congress, emboldened by Watergate and newly attuned to its watchdog responsibilities, began its first full-scale investigation of this legacy, and of similar abuses at the C.I.A. Edward Levi, Gerald Fords attorney general, gave the F.B.I. an unprecedented assignment: investigating itself. Fifty-three agents were soon targets of investigations by their own agency, implicated in crimes committed in the name of national security. Mark Felt, the agencys second-in-command (who 30 years later revealed himself to have been Bob Woodwards source Deep Throat), and Ed Miller, the F.B.I.s intelligence director, were convicted of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Americans. (President Ronald Reagan later pardoned them.) The F.B.I.s rank and file felt it was under attack. Every jot of wrongdoing whether real, imagined or grossly exaggerated now commands an extraordinary amount of attention, Clarence Kelley, the F.B.I. director under Presidents Nixon, Ford and Jimmy Carter, said in 1976. The American people, he argued, could not long endure a crippled and beleaguered F.B.I.

The Iran-contra scandal provided the bureau with its first great post-Watergate test. On Oct. 5, 1986, Sandinistas in Nicaragua shot down a cargo plane, which bore an unassuming transport-company name but was found to contain 60 Kalashnikov rifles, tens of thousands of cartridges and other gear. One crew member was captured and revealed the first inklings of what turned out to be an extraordinary plot. Reagans national-security team had conspired to sell American weapons to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and, after marking up the price fivefold, skimmed the proceeds and slipped them to the anti-Communist contra rebels in Nicaragua. This was a direct violation of federal law, as Congress had passed a bill cutting off aid to the rebels, which made Iran-contra a case for the F.B.I.

In a major feat of forensics, F.B.I. agents recovered 5,000 deleted emails from National Security Council office computers, which laid out the scheme from start to finish. They opened a burn bag of top-secret documents belonging to the N.S.C. aide Oliver North and found a copy of elaborately falsified secret testimony to Congress. They dusted it for fingerprints and found ones belonging to Clair George, chief of the clandestine service of the C.I.A. In short order, an F.B.I. squad was inside C.I.A. headquarters, rifling through double-locked file cabinets. Almost all the major evidence that led to the indictments of 12 top national-security officials was uncovered by the F.B.I.

George H.W. Bush pardoned many of the key defendants at the end of his presidency, on Christmas Eve 1992 just as Reagan pardoned Mark Felt and Ford pardoned Nixon. This was the limit of the agencys influence, the one presidential power that the F.B.I. could not fight. But over the course of two decades and five presidents, the post-Hoover relationship between the F.B.I. and the White House had settled into a delicate balance between the rule of law and the chief of state. Presidents could use secrecy, and sometimes outright deception, to push their executive powers to the limit. But the F.B.I., through its investigative brief, retained a powerful unofficial check on these privileges: the ability to amass, and unveil, deep secrets of state. The agency might not have been able to stop presidents like Nixon and Reagan from overreaching, but when it did intervene, there was little presidents could do to keep the F.B.I. from making their lives very difficult as Bill Clinton discovered in 1993, when he appointed Louis J. Freeh as his F.B.I. director.

Freeh was an F.B.I. agent early in his career but had been gone from the agency for some time when he was named to run it so he was alarmed to discover, shortly after he started his new job, that the F.B.I. was in the midst of investigating real estate deals involving the Clintons in Arkansas. Freeh quickly turned in his White House pass. He saw Clinton as a criminal suspect in the Whitewater affair, in which the F.B.I. and a special prosecutor bushwhacked through the brambles of Arkansas politics and business for four years and, through a most circuitous route, wound up grilling a 24-year-old former White House intern named Monica Lewinsky in a five-star hotel. The bureau, through the White House physician, had blood drawn from the president to match the DNA on Lewinskys blue dress evidence that the president perjured himself under oath about sex, opening the door to his impeachment by the House of Representatives.

He came to believe that I was trying to undo his presidency, Freeh wrote of Clinton in his memoir. Clintons allies complained after the fact that Freehs serial investigations of the president were not just a headache but also a fatal distraction. From 1996 to 2001, when Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden bombed two American Embassies in Africa and plotted the Sept. 11 attacks, the F.B.I. spent less time and money on any counterterrorism investigation than it did investigating claims that Chinese money bought influence over President Clinton though illegal 1996 campaign contributions an immense project that eventually became a fiasco on its own terms. One of the F.B.I.s informants in the investigation was a socially prominent and politically connected Californian named Katrina Leung. At the time, Leung was in a sexual relationship with her F.B.I. handler, James J. Smith, chief of the bureaus Los Angeles branchs China squad. Smith had reason to suspect that Leung might be a double agent working for Chinese intelligence, but he protected her anyway.

The F.B.I. buried the scandal until after Clinton left the White House in 2001. By the time it came to light, Freeh was out the door, and President George W. Bush had chosen Robert Mueller as the sixth director of the F.B.I.

Born into a wealthy family, Mueller exemplified the tradition of the muscular Christian that came out of the English public-school world of the 19th century, Maxwell King, Muellers classmate at St. Pauls, the elite New England prep school, told me. Mueller arrived at F.B.I. headquarters with a distinguished military record he earned a bronze star as a Marine in Vietnam and years of service as a United States attorney and Justice Department official. It was a week before the Sept. 11 attacks, and he was inheriting an agency ill suited for the mission that would soon loom enormously before it. Richard A. Clarke, the White House counterterrorism czar under Clinton and Bush, later wrote that Freehs F.B.I. had not done enough to seek out foreign terrorists. Clarke also wrote that Freehs counterterror chief, Dale Watson, had told him: We have to smash the F.B.I. into bits and rebuild it.

Mueller had already earned the respect of the F.B.I. rank and file during his tenure as chief of the criminal division of the Justice Department. When he started work at the Justice Department in 1990, the F.B.I. had been trying and failing for two years to solve the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The F.B.I. was not set up to deal with a major investigation like this, Richard Marquise, an F.B.I. intelligence analyst who became the leader of the Lockerbie investigation under Mueller, said in an F.B.I. oral history. I blame the institution.

Mueller used his power under law to obliterate the F.B.I.s byzantine flow charts of authority in the case. We literally cut out the chains of command, Marquise said. We brought in the C.I.A. We brought the Scots. We brought MI5 to Washington. And we sat down and we said: We need to change the way were doing business. … We need to start sharing information. It was a tip from the Scots that put Marquise on the trail of the eventual suspect: one of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafis intelligence officers, whose cover was security chief for the Libyan state airlines. Qaddafis spy, Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, was indicted in 1991. It took until the turn of the 21st century, but he was convicted.

It meant a great deal to Mueller, in the Lockerbie case, that the evidence the F.B.I. produced be deployed as evidence in court, not justification for war. In a speech he gave at Stanford University in 2002, concerning the nations newest threat, he spoke of the balance we must strike to protect our national security and our civil liberties as we address the threat of terrorism. He concluded: We will be judged by history, not just on how we disrupt and deter terrorism, but also on how we protect the civil liberties and the constitutional rights of all Americans, including those Americans who wish us ill. We must do both of these things, and we must do them exceptionally well.

These views made Mueller something of an outlier in the Bush administration; five days after the Sept. 11 attacks, Vice President Dick Cheney was warning that the White House needed to go over to the dark side to fight Al Qaeda. Among the darkest places was a top-secret program code-named Stellar Wind, under which the N.S.A. eavesdropped freely in the United States without search warrants.

By the end of 2003, Mueller had a new boss: James Comey, who was named deputy attorney general. Comey was read into the Stellar Wind program and deemed it unconstitutional. He briefed Mueller, who concurred. They saw no evidence that the surveillance had saved a single life, stopped an imminent attack or uncovered an Al Qaeda member in the United States. In the first week of March, the two men agreed that the F.B.I. could not continue to go along with the surveillance programs. They also thought Attorney General John Ashcroft should not re-endorse Stellar Wind. Comey made the case to Ashcroft.

In remarkable congressional testimony in 2007, Comey would describe what happened next: Hours later, Ashcroft keeled over with gallstone pancreatitis. He was sedated and scheduled for surgery. Comey was now the acting attorney general. He and the president were required to reauthorize Stellar Wind on March 11 for the program to continue. When Comey learned the White House counsel and chief of staff were heading to the hospital of the night of March 10 to get the signature of the barely conscious Ashcroft, Comey raced to Ashcrofts hospital room to head them off. When they arrived, Ashcroft lifted his head off the pillow and told the presidents men that he wouldnt sign. Pointing at Comey, he said: There is the attorney general.

Bush signed the authorization alone anyway, asserting that he had constitutional power to do so. Mueller took meticulous notes of these events; they were partly declassified years later. On March 11, he wrote that the president was trying to do an end run around Comey, at the time the nations chief law-enforcement officer. At 1:30 a.m. on March 12, Mueller drafted a letter of resignation. I am forced to withdraw the F.B.I. from participation in the program, he wrote. If the president did not back down, I would be constrained to resign as director of the F.B.I. And Comey and Ashcroft would go with him.

Seven hours later, with the letter in the breast pocket of his suit, Mueller sat alone with Bush in the Oval Office. Once again, the F.B.I. had joined a battle against a president. Muellers notes show that he told Bush in no uncertain terms that a presidential order alone could not legalize Stellar Wind. Unless the N.S.A. brought Stellar Wind within the constraints of the law, he would lose his F.B.I. director, the attorney general and the acting attorney general. In the end, Bush relented it took years, but the programs were put on what Mueller considered a defensible legal footing.

Trumps showdown with Comey and its aftermath is the fifth confrontation between the F.B.I. and a sitting president since the death of J. Edgar Hoover, and the first in which the presidents principal antagonists, Mueller and Comey, have been there before. When Bush faced the same two men, he was acutely aware of the history that attended their confrontation. He wrote later that he realized their resignations could be the second coming of the Saturday Night Massacre, the penultimate disaster of Nixons presidency, when the embattled president keelhauled the special prosecutor pursuing the secret White House tapes and lost his attorney general and deputy attorney general in the process. The question is whether Trump cares enough about the consequences of history to avoid repeating it.

For the Watergate veterans John Mindermann and Paul Magallanes, the news of recent weeks has come with a certain amount of professional gratification. When I spoke with them on June 14, both agents said they wanted the bureaus role as a check on the president to be in the public eye. For years, they felt that their own work had gone unacknowledged. We never got an attaboy letter from our superiors, Mindermann said. But we changed history, and we knew it. Magallanes had always been bothered by how, in the collective American memory, Nixons downfall was attributed to so many other authors: Woodward and Bernstein, crusading congressional committees, hard-nosed special prosecutors. To the agents who were present at the time, it was first and foremost an F.B.I. story. We were the people who did the work, Magallanes told me. It was we, the F.B.I., who brought Richard Nixon down. We showed that our government can investigate itself.

Tim Weiner was a reporter for The Times from 1993 to 2009. His work on national security has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. His books include Enemies: A History of the F.B.I.

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Donald Trump’s Golf Courses Displayed Fake Time Magazine Cover – RollingStone.com

A framed, fake cover of Time Magazine featuring President Donald Trump has been prominently hung and displayed in at least four of Trump’s golf clubs. The former reality TV host has claimed in the past that he had appeared on the cover of Time twice before launching his political career, though he had only appeared once prior to his presidential run.

The Washington Post uncovered the photoshopped image, which claims to be from the March 1st, 2009 issue of Time. The cover appears to celebrate his NBC reality competition show The Apprentice with the headline “Trump Is Hitting On All FrontsEven TV!” A reporter who viewed the image in one of the clubs noted that the red border was skinnier than a typical Time cover and the placement of the secondary headlines is incorrect not to mention the presence of exclamation points in cover lines, which the historic magazine does not do.

Two of the secondary headlines were featured on an actual cover, the March 2nd, 2009 issue that featured Kate Winslet’s image. Kerri Chyka, a spokeswoman for Time Inc. confirmed to Washington Post that Trump’s image is not a real cover that the magazine ran. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to comment to the Post on whether or not the President Trump knew the cover was a fake.

The Trump Organization, and various employees of the golf clubs that feature a framed copy of the image, did not explain who created the fake cover or why. One employee at a Scotland club did confirm, however, that the image was taken down from the spot in the club’s bar where it had been featured just a few weeks prior to her interview. The anonymous employee suggested it was part of a “general reduction in photos of Trump.”

“We certainly have been hearing more grumbling about all the stuff like that up on the walls since his election,” she explained. “From Americans, mostly, funny enough. That’s why we all assumed they started taking some of his photos off the walls.”

The only time Trump appeared on the cover of Time in his pre-political career was in January 1989.

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The Donald Trump Election Brag Tracker – Slate Magazine

President Donald Trump arrives for a rally on June 21, 2017 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump spoke about renegotiating NAFTA and building a border wall that would produce solar power during the rally.

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When Donald Trump chatted with three Reuters reporters in April, he handed each of them a map memorializing his win over Hillary Clinton. Its pretty good, right? the president asked before adding, The red is obviously us. This was not an outlier. Trump also bragged about his election victory at a Republican Party retreat in Philadelphia days after the inauguration, during an appearance with the president of Romania, and in response to a question about anti-Semitism.

Slates Donald Trump Election Brag Tracker keeps a close watch on the presidents penchant for praising his own remarkable performance in the 2016 election, a contest in which he lost the popular vote.

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Most of the World Has Little Confidence in Donald Trump, Poll Finds – TIME

Global confidence in Donald Trump’s presidency is as low as 22%, down from the 64% confidence shown in former president Barack Obama.

According to a new Pew Research Center poll , which was conducted among 40,447 respondents spanning 37 nations, fewer than a quarter of respondents think President Trump will do the right thing in terms of international affairs. The ratings of the U.S. president fell in every country surveyed (including America’s allies in Europe and Asia) apart from Russia and Israel.

When respondents were asked their views of President Trump’s characteristics, 75% of the people surveyed said they thought of him as “arrogant,” 65% said “intolerant” and 62% said “dangerous.”

In contrast, 55% of respondents described Trump as “a strong leader,” 39% said “charismatic” and 26% said “well-qualified to be president.” Just 23% said they thought Trump “care[d] about ordinary people.”

Despite 22% of respondents having confidence in President Trump, a median of 58% of those surveyed said they had a favorable opinion of Americans and roughly 66% across the countries surveyed said they like American music, movies and television.

Pew Research Center has been conducting surveys on the image of the U.S. abroad since 2002.

The center saw another significant leap when George W. Bushs administration changed to Obamas in 2009 although that was a positive change, rather than a negative one.


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The Note: Will the real Donald Trump please stand up on health care – ABC News

A new red line? The White House Monday night put Syria on warning that if the government engages in another chemical attack, Bashar al-Assad and his military will “pay a heavy price,” while President Trump tweeted minutes later about a Russia “Witch Hunt!”

THE TAKE with ABC News’ Rick Klein

Do senators even want “the closer” in this game? It’s not just the distractions “witch hunt” talk and Syria threats that are rolling out with equal apparent presidential focus but the lack of any discernible White House ideology that has, or should have, Republican senators concerned. President Trump has been for just about every iteration of the health care bill. Now he wants lawmakers to have faith both that he will stay committed to the latest Senate version of the bill which, like every other version, breaks multiple presidential promises — and stand by them to defend their votes as…what exactly? The efforts of his outside political arm have been neutral, at best, so far, and could wind up being downright harmful to efforts to pass a bill. The president has so often blamed others for his political problems: former President Obama, Hillary Clinton, James Comey, the intelligence community, Congress, Democrats, some Republicans, and, of course, the courts. The courts have now given him some of what he wanted, on the travel ban. Republicans have the power to give him his top legislative priority this week, on health care. Now, though, the president needs his allies to trust him. That means trusting Trumpism over all else, a tough argument to make under the best of circumstances.


A health care bill gets judged in how it treats the most vulnerable, and the CBO carries grim news for the sick, the poor, the elderly and women in general. Younger, healthy people could save real money. But older Americans who are buying their own insurance, especially in rural America, could see skyrocketing prices: a 64-year-old making roughly $57,000 a year would see his or her annual premiums rise by nearly $14,000, the CBO report says. If women want maternity care, the price would go up in about half of states. Because of the Medicaid roll back and shrunken subsidies, the CBO estimates that among those just above the national poverty line, almost 40 percent of adults aged 30 to 49, would have no insurance at all by 2026, under the Senate bill. Governors of all stripes know they would have to pick up the pieces — and the checks if the bill passes. Governors John Kasich, R-Ohio, and John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., will be in Washington talking on the topic today, on the heels of a bipartisan National Governors Association request for the Senate to take more time, ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks writes.


A Republican and a Democrat governor — Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper — are teaming up against this Senate health care bill and holding a news conference in D.C.


“I try to stay out of politics. I don’t profess to be a political savant,” Ivanka Trump to Fox News on whether she advises her dad on his Twitter habits

NEED TO READ with ABC News’ Adam Kelsey

White House says Syria could be planning another chemical attack. In a statement released Monday night, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the United States had found “potential” evidence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was preparing to conduct an attack similar to the one carried out April 4 that killed dozens of civilians, including children. The White House did not provide any specific evidence to support the claim. http://abcn.ws/2rWorBo

Carter Page questioned by FBI in probe of Russian election meddling. The FBI has conducted extensive interviews with one-time Trump campaign adviser Carter Page as part of the federal investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Page has confirmed to ABC News. http://abcn.ws/2rVeZxR

Trump claims Obama “colluded” on Russia, without citing evidence. President Trump said that his predecessor Barack Obama “colluded or obstructed” in regard to Russian interference in the U.S. election. “The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win and did not want to ‘rock the boat.’ He didn’t ‘choke,’ he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good,” Trump wrote. http://abcn.ws/2tMxciN


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Donald Trump Tears Into CNN Over Retracted Russia Story – HuffPost

President Donald Trump blasted CNN as FAKE NEWS Tuesday after three of the networks most seasoned journalists resigned over their involvement in a recently retracted story.

Trump attacked CNN and other media outlets in a torrent of tweets following the networks acceptance of the journalists resignations Monday over the Russia-related story.

The president also retweeted a doctored image of CNNs logo remade into FNN, or Fake News Network.

The veteran reporters and editors Thomas Frank, Lex Haris and Eric Lichtblau submitted their resignations Monday morning after CNN retracted and apologized for a story on Friday that linked a member of Trumps transition team to Russian-related federal investigations.

The article alleged Anthony Scaramucci, a financier and close ally of Trump, was tied to a Russian investment fund allegedly being investigated by the Senate Intelligence Committee. The article was removed from the site and replaced with an editors note stating that the storydid not meet CNNs editorial standards.

The retraction marked only the latest in a string of embarrassing incidents for the news network, including firing one of its TV hosts, Reza Aslan, for tweeting that Trump was a piece of shit.

CNNs blunder was red meat for conservatives hell bent on accusing the mainstream media of fabricating stories, especially articles focused on federal investigations into alleged ties between Trump associates and Russian government officials.

In another tweet, Trump accused CNN of publishing other phony stories, though its unclear to which pieces he was referring. He did go on to retweet Fox & Friends, a TV show that has been notably softon its coverage of the president, several times.

The president later lashed out several other media adversaries, tweeting that NBC, ABC and several other outlets were fake news.

He also tweeted that CNN was looking at big management changes in light of the retraction and claimed the networks ratings were way down. Trump didnt cite a source for his ratings claim, which differ from reports last monthsuggesting the networks ratings were surging.

CNN used facts to shut down Trumps ratings claims, tweeting in response Tuesday that the network just posted its most-watched second quarter in history.

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Seth Meyers Mocks Dummy Donald Trump For Trumpcare Mean Nickname Boast – Deadline

Late Night host Seth Meyers noted the Congressional Budget Office has forecast the Senate GOPs Trumpcare bill could leave 22 million people uninsured, which may explain why Republicans are trying a new tactic to defend it: lying.

Meanwhile, the White House had stoutly refused to confirm a report Trump called the House bill mean in conversation with GOP members of Senate. All for naught, when former President Barack Obama out-played them, using the word mean himself to describe the House version of Trumpcare, also warning it would hurt Americans. Informed of Obamas remark on Sundays Fox & Friends, Trump interrupted to claim ownership of the mean description:

He actually used my term, mean, Trump shot back. That was my term.

You dummy! Meyers said. Youre not supposed to admit to that! Obama trolled you! You are so easy!

Meyers also updated his viewers on the latest development in Trumps sacking of FBI Director James Comey. Late last week, Trump finally confessed, via Twitter, that he had not recorded his conversations with Comey, as Trump had suggested he might have done, in a previous tweet issued shortly after sacking Comey and warning him to think twice before leaking. Since that admission, Trump gave an interview with state media news agency Fox News in which he got asked about the big news he had not recorded Comey, and why he had implied recordings existed in the first place.

Trumps rambling response sounds like someone dumped a box of magnetic poetry into a blender, Meyers snarked, assuring his fans, If you heard someone like that rambling on a subway, youd switch cars.

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What corporate bankruptcy can teach us about morality – Marketplace.org

ByDavid Brancaccio

June 27, 2017 | 10:22 AM

Does the world of finance and markets needs a good infusion of humanity? One book examines how how a wider reading of the humanities can help you understand finance and at the same time how finance can help you understand the human condition. Its by economist and Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai.

He joined Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss his latest book,”The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return.” Below is an edited transcript of their conversation. Click the audio player above to hear an extended version of their interview.

Brancaccio: So the humanities can be a teaching tool for understanding things that might seem boring but actually guide our lives at different levels. I’m thinking, reading the book, “Insurance. Really, insurance?”

Desai: Yeah. I mean, insurance is the most mundane thing for most people in the world. What’s wonderful about insurance, as I was writing the book, I came to realize that, you know, risk and insurance are the core of finance. And it turns out that risk and insurance are the core of a lot of people’s lives. And in fact, the story I tell is the story of Charles Peirce who’s this remarkable philosopher and the founder of pragmatism who ends up at the end of his life going around the country saying, “We are all insurance companies,” which is very jarring to everybody and they think he’s crazy.

Brancaccio: I know he gives a lecture at Harvard, and people were, like, “Oh, this guy’s lost it.”

Desai: And then Peirce shows up, he gives this lecture, and he’s driving the first-order conditions for pricing insurance policies, and everybody thinks he’s completely crazy. But what he understood is that the problem of an insurance company is the problem of a human being, which is there’s chaos and there’s randomness in the world, and you’ve to figure out how to navigate it. And pragmatism is the philosophy which says go out and sample, get experience, don’t introspect. And that is exactly what insurance companies do. So that’s the sense in which he meant it as we are all insurance companies.

Brancaccio: This really surprised me: The study of bankruptcy, you argue in the book, is clearly about how to deal with failure. But it’s also about resolving, you say, conflicting commitments that we made.

Desai: I told a story of American Airlines, which was the last airline to go bankrupt. The first CEO said for a long time he’ll never go bankrupt, because it was his duty to make sure every obligation gets paid off. Of course, he gets dragged into bankruptcy at the very end, they switch the CEO. The second CEO comes in, restructures all the obligations, guts the pensions. But American Airlines goes on to live another day. So the idea there is, you know, who’s the hero of that story? Is it the guy who said, “I have to stand by all my obligations,” but took the company down? Or the guy who said, “I actually got to manage these conflicting obligations”? I traced that and I make a correspondence between that and, you know, Martha Nussbaum’s really remarkable work, “The Fragility of Goodness,” where she looks at all the Greek tragedies and she says, “Fundamentally, this is about undercutting the idea that you have to follow duty.” Most Greek tragedies are about people who have these conflicting obligations, and it’s a mess, and you have to navigate them. And she says that’s a good life. If you don’t have conflicting obligations, you’re doing something wrong. So that’s the sense in which bankruptcies are really illustrative, I think.

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What does Takata bankruptcy mean to you? – KOMO News

You’ve probably heard the news that Takata, the Japanese company that made tens of millions of defective air bags, has filed for bankruptcy protection. This clears the way for Takata to sell its main assets to a company in Detroit.

So what does this mean for you, if you’re waiting to have your car’s potentially dangerous Takata airbags replaced?

Reporter Paul Eisenstein with The Detroit Bureau says, it could actually speed up the process.

“What everybody is hoping is that now with a bit more stable situation, a new owner and more cash, Takata will be able to actually ramp up production of replacement air bag inflators, Eisenstein said. A shortage of those inflators has been one reason why barely a third of the people who own vehicles with those defective airbags have been able to get repairs so far.”

Takata said it plans to maintain control of its airbag business and will continue production until the demand for replacement airbags has been met. Unfortunately, it might take years for that to happen.

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OJ defense attorney F. Lee Bailey again files for bankruptcy in Maine – Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, Maine Former defense attorney and Yarmouth resident F. Lee Bailey has again filed for bankruptcy, this time to create a payment plan to resolve a final bit of federal tax debt from the dispute that eventually ended his legal career.

Bailey on Monday filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which allows a person who has a steady wage to create a payment plan with creditors. The filing in Maine bankruptcy court will allow Bailey to discharge certain debts he could not rid himself of through the personal Chapter 7 bankruptcy he filed last year.

Baileys attorney in the most recent case, James Molleur, said Bailey resolved his personal IRS debt through the earlier bankruptcy filing, but the federal government retained liens on some of his property that could not be discharged in that case.

The purpose of the second case is to pay the value of that lien over time, so that Mr. Bailey will be finally free of collection efforts from the IRS, Molleur said.

The prominent defense attorney reached the peak of his career by defending football player O.J. Simpson, who was acquitted on murder charges in the high-profile 1995 trial. He represented a number of other prominent defendants, including the Ohio physician Sam Sheppard, whose story inspired the film The Fugitive.

Bailey moved to Maine in 2010.

Molleur said he estimates the IRS liens on Baileys property are worth about $100,000, but the government could dispute that as federal officials previously estimated their secured claims against Bailey at around $600,000. In total, Bailey owed the IRS about $5 million.

Baileys initial filing in the Chapter 13 case does not detail his debts, but states he has assets worth between $100,000 and $500,000 and debts between $1 million and $10 million. The IRS lien affects property such as Baileys condominium in Yarmouth.

Those debts all stem from a decades-long dispute over Baileys handling of client assets in a 1994 drug smuggling and money-laundering case. Bailey agreed to take over his clients shares in a pharmaceutical company and place them in a Swiss bank account in his name, in a deal with prosecutors.

Bailey and another attorney took their pay from the sale of those shares, which had increased significantly in value, but the government argued they were due those proceeds. Bailey argued that was not the deal.

The charges that Bailey treated the shares as his own landed him in prison for 44 days until he could satisfy government demands to return the stock. The IRS separately pursued Bailey for $5 million owed on unpaid taxes from his handling of those pharmaceutical shares, which Bailey unsuccessfully challenged in U.S. Tax Court.

The case led to his disbarment as an attorney in 2001, in Florida and Massachusetts, and he since has tried to return to practicing law. In 2013 he was denied admission by the Maine Bar, a decision Bailey unsuccessfully challenged in 2014. Bailey runs a consulting business out of Yarmouth.

Earlier this year, he expressed a continued interest in resurrecting his legal practice. After the death of prominent Maine defense attorney Dan Lilley, Bailey told WCSH that he and other colleagues were looking over Lilleys cases. Bailey does not have a license to practice law.

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Asbestos – Cause Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma

There are many types of compensation that you can ask for in a lawsuit, trust fund, or VA claim. Types of compensation that are common in personal injury cases include:

If you lost a loved one to mesothelioma, you may still be able to seek compensation for all of the reasons listed above, in addition to wrongful death damages. Wrongful death claim eligibility varies by state, so check with our legal team to see if you qualify to file both claims and, if so, what specifically how you can be compensated for your loss.

You can ask for compensation for pleural mesothelioma cancer or any of the other less common but equally dangerous types including peritoneal, pericardial, sarcomatoid, epithelial, or other malignant mesothelioma.

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